James Gabrillo is an assistant professor of music at the University of Texas at Austin. He is currently a faculty fellow at UT’s Humanities Institute Seminar on Digital Futures and Social Justice, where he is also principal investigator of the multimedia research initiative Sound Space Art Lab.
James teaches courses on digital musicology, ethnography, and global pop music, as well as performance cultures of the Philippines, where he was born and raised.
His research has been published in the Journal of Popular Music Studies, Musical Quarterly, Rock Music Studies, American Music Perspectives, and Routledge Companion to Radio and Podcast Studies. He is co-editor (with Nathaniel Zetter) of the collection Articulating Media: Genealogy, Interface, Situation.
James was previously a lecturer at The New School and a postdoctoral fellow at Princeton, where he launched a digital humanities project that maps soundscapes of migrant Filipino caregivers. He completed his PhD at Peterhouse, Cambridge.